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Global stocks were mixed Monday while the dollar fell to its lowest level since July as traders headed into the end of the year optimistic that U.S. China trade tensions will remain in the background. U.S. futures for the S&P 500 gained 0.2%. In Asia, t…
Tamar Weinberger saw her three kids playing outside their home in Teaneck, N.J., as her car rolled up the driveway. The children, 10, 7 and 3 years old, converged on the car, anxious to meet the newest member of their family, a baby boy. But Tamar quickly whi…
WASHINGTONThe U.S. and Taliban are expected to announce a reduction in violence in Afghanistan as early as Wednesday, which could lead to the signing of a deal to withdraw all U.S. troops, people familiar with the matter said. All parties cautioned that prog…
HONG KONGPublic anger at Hong Kongs police force has become a driving force behind a protest movement that is increasingly marked by violent confrontations, after beginning as peaceful opposition to Beijings growing influence over the citys affairs. That fury…
Are U.S. companies making more money than ever before, or are they mired in one of their longest profit slumps since World War II? Widely used measures have diverged in recent years, leaving many investors worrying that something is amiss.Look at pretax domes…
WASHINGTONThe Justice Departments inspector general is expected to conclude there was a proper legal basis for the governments application to monitor a former Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser, but that errors and lapses in judgment were made during the p…
Bernard Ebbers, the former WorldCom Inc. chief executive who spent more than 13 years in prison for participating in one of the largest accounting frauds in U.S. history, died Sunday at age 78, according to his family.In a statement sent by an attorney confir…
Municipal-bond yields are hitting 38-year lows due to investors coronavirus concerns driving up demand in the $4 trillion muni market. Fears of the coronaviruss impact on global markets led to a stock selloff on Monday and Tuesday. Investors flocked to munis…
Mary Babinski, a senior loan officer with Motto Mortgage Champions in Trinity, Fla., recently wrote a 30-year loan for a retiree buying a home in New Port Richey. He had no problem qualifying, but he was surprised he could nonetheless.Why the amazement? Becau…
As Chinese stocks close out a lost decade, many global investors say the future looks brighter. The flagship Shanghai Composite Index dropped 6.9% from Dec. 31, 2009 through Tuesdays close, making it one of the rare indexes that finished the 2010s in the red…